Historical Events In December - 21
Saturday, 23 January 2021
1988 Pan Am "Flight 103" explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 on this day in history.
1988 Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60 on December - 21.
1989 Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25) on December - 21.
1989 US invades Panama and ousts General Noriega on this day in history.
1989 Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1990 On December - 21 clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
1991 On this day in history 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
1991 On December - 21 el Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
1991 Ted Turner and Jane Fonda wed on this day in history.
1992 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1993 Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100 on this day in history.
1994 Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72
1996 Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90 on December - 21.
1997 On December - 21 bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76
2006 Australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement from the sport on December - 21.
2006 On this day in history saparmurat Niyazov, the dictator of Turkmenistan dies unexpectedly, sparking world concern over a possible power vacuum and instability in this energy-rich country.
2007 Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest-ever Monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days on December - 21.
2007 On this day in history the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.
2010 The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place on December - 21.
2012 On December - 21 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
2017 On December - 21 uN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
2018 On December - 21 tennis Australia announces a 10-point tie break to be implemented in Australian Open when deciding set reaches 6-6; takes place of 2-game advantage final sets
2018 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 22,445 after its worst week since 2008 on this day in history.
2020 On December - 21 [COVID-19 pandemic] 36 cases are reported on the Base General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, marking the first infections in Antarctica, the last continent to report infections.
2020 On December - 21 a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs, with the two planets separated in the sky by 0.1 degrees. This is the closest conjunction between the two planets since 1623.